What is Ultraviolet Light?

What is Ultraviolet Light?

Ultraviolet (UV) light is one form of electromagnetic energy produced naturally by the sun. Although invisible to the human eye, ultraviolet (UV) is part of the light spectrum that is shorter in wavelength than “visible” range. ISO-21348 defines UV in three wavelength ranges: UVA, UVB and UVC.

UV has many applications from optical sensing and measurement, which can be used to measure gases, impurities in substances, water “quality”, protein, DNA and much more. UV measurement techniques are very powerful tools, because the output is highly dependent on the wavelength used.

Using UV light to disinfect is a fast, effective and safe technique that utilizes UVC. When exposed to UVC light, microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, cysts and mold are affected in a way such that they can no longer multiply, rendering them harmless. UV disinfection can be used on surfaces, in air and in water.

UV LEDs are the next wave in the LED revolution that brings the advantages of LEDs to the UVA, UVB and UVC regions of the spectrum. Miniature, robust, and operating with a low electrical power, UV LEDs can be manufactured with a highly stable output, operating at the optimum wavelength for the application, making them ideal for compact and portable solutions.

Supplement current infection control protocols with automated ultraviolet light disinfection.

SteriLumen is an automated system that utilizes UVC LEDs to effectively control the presence of infectious agents in and around the sink.

Leading infection control experts agree that a multi-dimensional approach to fighting HAI’s is paramount. Nothing will replace the current infection control protocols of manually cleaning hospital room surfaces, but it is necessary to supplement them with other modalities.

Backed by evidence-based reports, years of research, and focused engineering, SteriLumen’s high output UVC emitters make safe and continuous surface cleaning possible in healthcare centers with no dangerous UVV byproducts.

SteriLumen’s automated disinfecting system increases efficiently while significantly reducing energy and maintenance costs.